Justin Tuck: 'Social media has made people cowards'
Week 3 cannot come fast enough.
That’s when the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, NFC East rivals, will square off for the first time. That’s when the Giants can ask LeSean McCoy face-to-face or facemask-to-facemask about his Twitter remarks when he said Osi Umenyiora was soft and overrated.
Umenyiora fired back, calling McCoy a little girl, among other things. Giants wide receiver Steve Smith posted a photo of the Giants most recent Super Bowl trophy and pointed out the Eagles don’t have one of those. And now Umenyiora’s teammate on the defensive line, Justin Tuck, has chimed in.
“Yes, we will take that personally,” Tuck said on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” according to Sheil Kapadia of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He might want to watch some film before he starts talking about a defensive end of Osi's quality. I don't know where he would say something of that nature because obviously I think Osi's stats back up the fact that he's a pretty good NFL football player.
“I honestly think social media has made people cowards. Where I'm from, if you had a problem with somebody, you said it to their face and that was it. I think now people are hiding behind computers and smartphones to get out something they got on their chest...
"I don't know what's gotten into these young guys. It is what is is. I think Osi handled it the right way, and we'll handle it on the football field when we get the opportunity.”
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